The Candidate

The Candidate

By Michael Ritchie

  • Genre: Michael Ritchie
  • Release Date: 1972-06-30
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Director: Michael Ritchie
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Superstar Robert Redford ("Up Close and Personal," "Indecent Proposal") stars as a young, aggressive lawyer seduced into a political race against a well-respected incumbent Senator. Trying to do his own thing, he finds it difficult to call his own shots in the face of party efforts to mold him into a winner. Academy Award-winner for Best Screenplay and featuring strong performances by Peter Boyle and Melvyn Douglas. "The best political film ever," praises the National Observer, while Rex Reed declares it "like a string of Fourth of July firecrackers, exploding in joy.... It is clever and riveting and honest."